"I joined Singapore Monologue Slam to improve my confidence, my onstage confidence.
What I love about performing is just the whole experience. There are all the other people performing, and then you practice with them, you have your own little inside jokes with them, and then when you're on stage it's just a whole different experience where you just perform and you just go for it, and it's so in the moment.
My advice for other actors would be just practice whatever you're performing a lot, and that really builds your confidence. And then, practice it in front other people. If you're not confident about that, then you could like, film yourself. So you set up a camera and film yourself, and then you can look at what you did, and then you know what you wan to do better, because then you know what you did wrong and what you did right.
I think the SMS is a really cool competition where you get to interact with a whole bunch of other people that may have the same goals as you. Some people just come for a fun thing, some people want to put it in maybe their resumes for other things, to get into schools or get a role in a play. All in all, everyone came here to act for the passion of acting and the passion of performing. And when you come to SMS you get to interact with other people who have the same passion as you.
I think my challenges would definitely be confidence mostly, because I don't have a lot of onstage confidence, and I think that coming into SMS can really help me develop that."